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Schooled and practiced hardened Architect and Engineer now in the production of eLearning and eContent materials.
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Compressing the cmpression
by Terry Flaxton 4 hours ago
I need upload a high quality H264 or Mp4 of a quicktime pro res file. The high quality is about high detail and many dissolves happening. So I have an 11 gig file that I need get to under 5 gig and I
Re: Compressing the cmpression
by Lawrence Eaton 2 hours ago
Terry, my workflow is to: 1) output from FCPX as prores 422HQ 2) bring it into Compressor and use the Apple Devices Apple Devices HD(Best Quality) 3) encode 4) change extension (if needed) from .m4v t
overlying text in browser window?
by Lawrence Eaton 7 days ago
Has anyone seen this before The filter text has no vanished according to plan...... Lawrence
Re: overlying text in browser window?
by Noah Kadner 7 days ago
Trash prefs, update OS X etc. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
paragraph long keywords are now possible...
by Lawrence Eaton 2 weeks ago
I'm not sure that this is going to be the highlight of the year, but I came across this, this morning. Apologies if everyone knew this before... Also, apologies for the audio, I think I was too excite
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File: Paragraph long keywords are now possible
by Lawrence Eaton 2 weeks ago
m4v file I cam across this by accident this morning and was thinking that for someone, it might prove to be useful https: f1.creativecow.net 11445 paragraph-long-keywords-are-now-possible
Flow diagram - a "how to"
by Lawrence Eaton 1 month ago
I've been asked to insert a flow diagram into a presentation but would rather it be animated. Has anyone any experience doing this and or how should I go about it, please All suggestions and questions
Re: Flow diagram - a "how to"
by Robin S. Kurz 1 month ago
That's a very vague question. Since how it could or should be done is completely dependent on what kind of "flow" needs to be depicted. - RK ____________________________________________________ Deutsc
So anyway FCPX Users, how's things?
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
As fascinating as the Windows vs OSX debate is getting I thought it would be nice to get the conversations back to FCPX. Things are looking good, Apple have clearly stated their intentions to develop
Re: So anyway FCPX Users, how's things?
by Lawrence Eaton 2 months ago
I'll 2nd that! Lawrence
Freeze frame - bug or WAD in 10.3.2
by Lawrence Eaton 2 months ago
Does freeze frame - opt+F have a bug in it or is it WAD I've just waded into hell with this after spending a couple of hours extending the ending of various clips with freeze frames to find that what
Re: Freeze frame - bug or WAD in 10.3.2
by Lawrence Eaton 2 months ago
Fedor, Ironically enough, it was just one of the things that I happened upon yesterday, too. Although I must admit, the disabling of the skimmer was something I hadn't got to. But yes, instead of usin
Best "grunge" effects for fcpx? opinions?
by Jim Kehoe 4 months ago
hey guys! making a music video and wanted some cool grunge effects similar to this video (i know they did most in after effects motion): https: youtu.be BaACrT6Ydik I am green-screening the video so j
Re: Best "grunge" effects for fcpx? opinions?
by Lawrence Eaton 4 months ago
Jim, Have you tried these http: store.pixelfilmstudios.com s=Grunge+&post_type=product Lawrence
Green Screen Problems with Final Cut Pro X
by Jonathan Palmer 4 months ago
Hello All, I am working on a project and I'm having some challenges working in Final Cut Pro X. I have an image with a subject against a green screen. Unfortunately, the green screen and the subject w
Re: Green Screen Problems with Final Cut Pro X
by Lawrence Eaton 4 months ago
Jeff, I agree with the Hawaiki option. Just bought it and it's already been a lifesaver in a similar situation. Lawrence
Looking for a good chroma key plug in to deal with hair
by Lawrence Eaton 4 months ago
I've seen Phyx and Hawaiki and was wondering if anyone would add voice to this Reason: interview to blue screen with LOTS of hair (they could donate to me!) Many thanks Lawrence
Re: Looking for a good chroma key plug in to deal with hair
by Kevin Rag 4 months ago
+1 to what Jeff said. Hawaiki keer inside FCP X is a great tool. The presets are usually good enough for a good key, but you can tweak the settings to get an amazing end product. Totally worth the cos
Motion as a photoshop replacement
by David Chai 10 months ago
I had a green screen photoshoot for a poster, and was thinking of a clean way to take out the background, then decided to try motion to do a custom comp at 4050x 6000 pixel resolution. Guess what! It
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Re: Motion as a photoshop replacement
by Lawrence Eaton 10 months ago
I can thoroughly recommend Affinity Photo for its functionality and speed (the price ain't bad, either) Lawrence
Pass Through, Normal et al within a composition
by Lawrence Eaton 1 year ago
I took it upon myself to break up a project to manageable "lumps", with the thought that I could simply drag and drop them to build the final version. It's all worked rather well, except one part. Whe
Re: Pass Through, Normal et al within a composition
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
Blend mode and transparency are two different things. So if you have transparent items in your group, they need to be adjusted within the group itself.
Non transparent image showing text through it
by Lawrence Eaton 1 year ago
I'm trying to put together a simple animation with an image and some text rotating around it. My problem is that the text is showing through the PSD image of the blue clouds. Opacity is 100% on the im
Re: Non transparent image showing text through it
by Lawrence Eaton 1 year ago
Robin, This is one option I created with your help. 9922_icloudvsphotostreamtestappledeviceshdbestquality.m4v.zip Lawrence
Prepping for DVD Creation - looking for best practices for settings
by Lawrence Eaton 1 year ago
I thought I'd seen the last of my blue drinks coaster media, but low and behold,no! So simply, can anyone suggest a best practice document or better still any particular settings they've discovered to
Re: Prepping for DVD Creation - looking for best practices for settings
by Noah Kadner 1 year ago
That would depend on your settings in Compressor but considering it's highly compressed MPEG2 @ 720x480 vs the 1920x1080 ProRes or better I'm assuming you're coming from... it is what it is. Might wan
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 1 year ago
Undocumented Feature: Reveal Multiple Items in Finder
by Doug Suiter 2 years ago
I'm sure everyone is familiar with the reveal in finder command which is a great way to show the source file of an item in the browser or timeline in the location it exists on your hard drive. If you
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 2 years ago
Re: Undocumented Feature: Reveal Multiple Items in Finder
by Doug Suiter 2 years ago
Indeed - it doesn't seem like it would be such a leap from there does it :)
No longer able to compress in Compressor
by David Scherzer 2 years ago
Hi, I have Compressor 3.0.5 An upgrade to OS X Yosemite has not allowing me to submit a compression request. It said I must "restart your computer or verify that your Compressor installation is correc
Re: No longer able to compress in Compressor
by Lawrence Eaton 2 years ago
Have you checked to see if there are any updates for compressor in the App Store updates section If there isn't then, I'd back up any specific settings you've made. Delete compressor and install from
Apple Compressor 3 not exporting more than one projec
by Victor Vazquez 3 years ago
Hello, I'm working with Apple Compressor 3 and it's only exporting one project at a time. One has progress and the others just don't give any time remaining. Is this just the way the program works or
Re: Apple Compressor 3 not exporting more than one projec
by Lawrence Eaton 3 years ago
Victor, Have a look in the codec settings to see if "Job segmenting" is checked. Lawrence
Compressor dialogue - "Unable to submit to queue"
by Lawrence Eaton 3 years ago
I've been working on a Motion 5.1.1 project and discovered that all the Share options, other than 'Send to Compressor' are greyed out. When I select this option, Compressor opens, allows me to select
Re: Compressor dialogue - "Unable to submit to queue"
by Lawrence Eaton 3 years ago
Hey Craig, Was doing that as your email came in. Sadly, Motion & Compressor still "crash". I've recreated the project from scratch in both user accounts and I'm left with having to uninstall and reins
Sharing options greyed out in Motion 5.1.1 - a cure?
by Lawrence Eaton 3 years ago
I'm slightly at a professional wits end. I've been working on a Motion project and when I come to sharing it out, I am confronted with a greyed out Share pull down, except for "Send to Compressor", wh
Re: Sharing options greyed out in Motion 5.1.1 - a cure?
by Robin S. Kurz 3 years ago
My point exactly... ;-)
Keeping track of time...
by Grant Wilber 5 years ago
What are some good methods, software, or websites that help keep track of editing time I could just right them down, but would like to find something that is a little bit more in place and feels more
Re: Keeping track of time...
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
Grant, I use something very simplistic: http: www.officetime.net but there are solutions out there that provide far broader and deeper granularity. Whatever the solution, I believe a lot of it will de
FCPX terminal death spiral with 'selected location is already in use'
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
I was working with FCPX 10.0.6 and Motion all day today and suddenly when I finally had a new generator saved and wanted to preview it in FCPX, the blessed lot crashed. Force Quit Applications stated
Re: FCPX terminal death spiral with 'selected location is already in use'
by Tom Wolsky 5 years ago
Try rebooting. Should run disk repair routines like fscking and Dusk Warrior. All the best, Tom "Final Cut Pro X for iMovie and Final Cut Express Users" from Focal Press "Complete Training for FCPX" f
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Alex Elkins 5 years ago
Hey Lawrence. Thanks for your call just now, very interesting perspective. Interested to hear what others think.
All the best, Alex.
FCPX generating audio wave form - crashing
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
I'm having a distinct problem with FCPX today. Multiple force quits later and I'm asking anyone here for their advice. MBP 2011 running 10.8.2 FCPX 10.0.6 Compressor 4.0.5 All software uptodate. Conve
Re: FCPX generating audio wave form - crashing
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Try trashing peaks data from your event folder with fcpx quit.
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Compressor 4.0.5 quickcluster nowhere to be seen after power failure
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
Computer: MacPro 2x2.26GHz quad core Software: Compressor 4.0.5 Export out to MP4 with frame control Source: Apple ProRes 422 Started up my MacPro today and opened Compressor. Selected a batch to enco
Share Monitor showing nothing in Compressor 4.05, reason?
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
I'm encoding to mp4 with job segmenting on and sent the batch to my virtual cluster. When I select to open "Share Monitor" I see my computer and my cluster but on selecting the cluster there is nothin
Double characters when I type in Apple Compressor Inspector - puzzled
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
I've found that when I type into the 'Additional Information" fields in the Inspector, that every character is being duplicated. Can anyone help me 'turn' this off please It's time consuming like hell
Has anyone else noticed this? Game over, great job by Apple.
by Robert Bracken 5 years ago
I just noticed this today. I know you can add it through the effects menu but this was super easy. Thanks Apple. I don't care if people label FCP X as "prosumer." It works great, fast and reliable.
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Re: Has anyone else noticed this? Game over, great job by Apple.
by alban egger 5 years ago
No, only the last 3. A workaround to get "anywhere" is copying the clip with the wanted settings and pasting right in front of the new one. then Allpying the color correction. Finally take the clip aw
Adding keywords in storyline
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Is it possible to append your keyword collection whilst editing in the storyline As a means of explanation, if I'm editing and want to create a new keyword for an item that reoccurs throughout a segme
Re: Adding keywords in storyline
by T. Payton 6 years ago
Nope. Actually FCPX internally does support it (you can see that in a FCPXML file) but you can't add keywords on the timeline as of 10.0.2. (But be sure to give feedback about it). However, there are
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 6 years ago
Setting up a cluster in compressor 4
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Can anyone help me, please I'm trying to harness the power of my MacPro and marry that to the power of a MacBook Pro and I don't know where to start. I have a virtual cluster set up on my macpro but i
Re: Setting up a cluster in compressor 4
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Lawrence Eaton "Jeremy, I'm using a drobo connected via firewire; which may or may not be the optimum solution, but it's the one I have at hand." And both machines are connected to it at the same tim
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 6 years ago
Carrion Crow and Roadkill
by Mark Dobson 6 years ago
I have to wonder whether any of critics of FCPX have actually spent time with the programme. And by spending time I don't mean looking at online video demos but actually investing time in learning how
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 6 years ago
Re: Carrion Crow and Roadkill
by Mark Dobson 6 years ago
Hi Herb, Herb Sevush Given that the baby cannot walk yet, what was the point in EOL'ing Legacy suddenly, without notice. Why not keep selling it and supporting it while announcing that there would be
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 6 years ago
Title safe area - changing the colour???
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
I'm sure I'm going to be getting myself into hot water here but.... is there any way to change the colour of the title safe area, please Mine comes up as some jaundiced yellow and it quite simply gets
Re: Title safe area - changing the colour???
by Simon Ubsdell 6 years ago
Or you might prefer this version where you can turn off the individual elements - for added fun ;-) 3123_tkytitlesafev2.zip Simon Ubsdell Director Editor Writer www.tokyo-uk.com
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Background tasks - the numbers don't add up
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
I was just looking up from some furious editing and noticed that the "Background Tasks" was going like the clappers - all good. In fact, 73% good - which at this time of the morning and with this clie
Re: Background tasks - the numbers don't add up
by T. Payton 6 years ago
To my fellow Earl Grey drinker, Actually I think you did everything correctly. I have folders called "Final Cut Events Disabled", etc and it works very well. You'll want to always quick FCP X when mov
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A word from someone who's been 'there'..
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
I can't honestly write what I'd like to here because there are so many people out there that I've never met and would misconstrue what I write, AND I've learnt so much from you all. All I can say is t
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Craig Seeman liked this 6 years ago
Re: A word from someone who's been 'there'..
by Christian Schumacher 6 years ago
Oh, indeed. FCPX users will be artists, but just like anyone capable of it. (sure that relates to the OP's premises) But as time goes by they will be systematically tied to Apple's Ecosystem. (I mean
Any one having issues downloading FCPX 10.0.1
by Martyn Greswolde 6 years ago
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone else is having issues downloading FCPx 10.0.1 When I go to purchases in the app store (Snow leopard) it tells me to check software update for any updates (even though
Re: Any one having issues downloading FCPX 10.0.1
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Martyn This link may help... http: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 3988 Lawrence
Unable to see canvass due to white square
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Is there a setting that I've accidentally turned on (or off) so that all I see in my canvass is a white square or oblong after I hit the spacebar to stop It's making editing a right royal pain in the
Re: Unable to see canvass due to white square - Solved
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Thanks to Manuel F. Rugeles and the RGB option - problem solved! Lawrence
Transitions in FCP X - missing?
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Morning all, I'm working my way through FCP X at the moment and was wondering if I've missed something; transitions and of special note the non-additive dissolve. Can anyone help out with this simple
Re: Transitions in FCP X - missing?
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Tom, Maybe not in the exact word, but playing around with the settings Cross Dissolve Look dark Cross Dissolve Amount 75 This is coming very very close. It would be nice to be able to save these once
time lapse smoothing
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
I'm trying to create a smooth time lapse from over 5000 stills but I'm finding the images 'jerk' and was wondering if anyone could lend their experience to tell me a way that I could possibly smooth t
Re: time lapse smoothing
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
Michael, Apologies about the extreme delay and thank you for your advice earlier. I'm using a GoPro camera set to take an image every 3 seconds. I believe I've solved one of the issues I have though -
M4v export settings
by Lawrence Eaton 6 years ago
I'm trying to find the optimal settings to export either from FCP to m4v format, please I've tried from FCP- export - QT components. I've also produced a QuickTime movie with 'self contained' turned o
Re: M4v export settings
by Chris Tompkins 6 years ago
Get yourself some good compression software like "Episode" Export your finished master out of FCP. Drop that file into your compression program and create whatever format you need, like .mp4 or .m4v Y
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